The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge regular hours are THU: 9am–2pm; FRI: 10am–6pm; SAT: 10am–6pm; SUN: Closed; MON: Closed, except holidays where schools are closed; TUE: Closed (field trips); WED: Closed. If you are attending a class, workshop, field trip, birthday party, or other reserved function, please arrive at the scheduled location a few minutes early from the scheduled time. The Discovery Center will be closed Dec. 15, 2023, for a scheduled field trip. Please refer to our Hours and Admission Price page for holiday hours, regular hours, 2024 hours, and admission price information. Do not hesitate to call (410) 417-7116, or email with any questions or concerns.
What Can An Atom Do?
January 6, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST$5
- When: Sat., Jan. 6, 2024 • 1–3pm
- Drop off: Discovery Center at Water’s Edge (DCWE), 4505 Pulaski Hwy., Belcamp, MD 21017 (Link to Google Maps.)
- Cost: $5 material fee; pre-registration required
Description: Everything in the physical world is either matter or energy. All matter is composed of atoms arranged in different ways. How many parts are in an atom? What makes atoms different – how is a gold atom different from an oxygen atom? How do atoms build the physical things we can see and touch? What makes atoms combine? Come apart? Become radioactive? Absorb and give off light? This session will investigate the periodic table, which organizes the atom building blocks of matter, and explore fluorescence using ultraviolet light. Participants will build models of the atoms of the most common elements that form the human body.
For Grade 4 and above.
Max Availability: 16